TELEPHONE HISTORY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY TO
BE TOPIC AT NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
St. Francisville native Steve Shearer will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m., at the History Center in Lawrenceville. Shearer will present a program on the organization and operation of early telephone companies in Lawrence County.
Shearer is a graduate of Wabash Valley College, DeVry Institute of Technology, and Oakland City University. A life-long enthusiast of telephones and other communication technology, Shearer is the author of Hoosier Connections, A History of the Indiana Telephone Industry. In 2000, he published City on a Rock, a history of his hometown, St. Francisville.